|8:29 PM, Jul 2, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Hillary Clinton's communications director was spotted huddling with President Barack Obama. The meeting took place at the White House and was noticed by the pool reporter who was not able to identify the president's interlocutor.
"POTUS motorcade rolls out of the WH at 11:10 am en route to JAB Andrews for day trip to La Crosse (On Wisconsin!)," read the pool report.
"Weather is cloudy, muggy, damp, but cool for a July day in Washington. POTUS seen chatting with COS Denis McDonough and woman in green dress on south driveway before WH departure."
4:35 PM, Jul 2, 2015 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
That is the guidance from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs in what will likely be his last message to the troops and commanders serving under him.
3:35 PM, Jul 2, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Hillary Clinton will be speaking to La Raza in a couple weeks in Kansas City.
"For the second time in a month, Hillary Clinton will speak to a huge gathering of Latinos, this time in front of 2,000 Hispanic activists and community leaders Monday, July 13 at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) annual conference in Kansas City, BuzzFeed News has learned," BuzzFeed reports.
1:14 PM, Jul 2, 2015 • By LEE SMITH
The Kurdish opposition was marching through one of the main streets and chanting anti-Iranian regime slogans. He followed me from the protest down a back street and called out. I stopped and he showed me a map and asked if I knew how to get to the destination he had circled. Weird he didn’t have Google Maps like almost everyone else in the city, I thought. It was only a matter of time before the city elders would carve out a separate pedestrian lane for tourists whose eyes were fixed on their phones.
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THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Michael Warren on the Bernie Sanders campaign and how it's impacting the frontrunner, Hillary Clinton.
11:44 AM, Jul 2, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Bernie Sanders moment does not appear to be passing, at least not yet. The latest Quinnipiac poll of of likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa shows the Vermont senator trailing Hillary Clinton by 19 points—a gaping deficit, until you consider that just two months ago, Clinton led Sanders by 45 points in Quinnipiac's Iowa poll.
10:04 AM, Jul 2, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
The former top political adviser to Barack Obama, David Axelrod, has likened the Bernie Sanders surge to Howard Dean's in the 2004 election. Axelrod made the comments on Twitter.
"Bernie's huge crowds recall Howard Dean's in '04 when he rallied 'Democratic wing of Democratic Party,'" said Axelrod. "Dean was impactful, but Kerry won."
9:14 AM, Jul 2, 2015 • By IRWIN M. STELZER
It makes no more sense to be certain that the globe is definitely not warming than to be certain that it definitely is. It makes no more sense to be certain that if the globe is warming it is not due to carbon emissions than to be certain that it definitely is. It makes no more sense to be certain that there will not be dire consequences if the globe is warming than to be certain that there will be.
8:47 PM, Jul 1, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Thousands appeared in Madison, Wisconsin Wednesday night for a rally supporting Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont running for the Democratic nomination for president. CNN reporter Dan Merica tweeted a photo of the rally held at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, which seats 10,000 people and looks nearly full:
5:08 PM, Jul 1, 2015 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
One reads of the crisis in Greece. And the one much closer to home in Puerto Rico. The crisis, that is, that inevitably comes after spending too much and taking on more debt than it is possible even to service, much less pay down. One thinks of how unfortunate it is for the people who will now redeem with pain, the promises made by the politicians of previous generations.
3:00 PM, Jul 1, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senator Chuck Grassley has written a series of letters to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew demanding answers about a shady uranium deal with a company tied to the Clintons.
12:29 PM, Jul 1, 2015 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The elite media types have been in bed with the elite national Democratic party types for so long that one hardly bothers to note it any longer. Still, it is a little jarring when the Hillary Clinton e-mails reveal this kind of panting sycophancy
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